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Events in Durham, NC

Home to almost 5,000 events every year, Durham is a place rich with unique things to do. From biannual arts markets to performances by world-class musicians at DPAC or Carolina Theatre, from workshops led by leading researchers to motorcycle rallies, from interactive classes at the Museum of Life + Science to food tours through Durham’s most acclaimed restaurants, there is always a wide variety of events to capture the interest of any visitor or resident.

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A Christmas Carol

This is not your grandparent’s version of the Charles Dickens' classic! Ira David Wood III’s musical comedy adaptation of A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 44th Anniversary and will …


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Brett's Open Mic w/ the Usual Suspects

  • Beyu Caffe

Wednesday night the right way at Beyu's Open Mic led by Brett Chambers.


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Chamber Legislative Forum & Holiday Reception

  The forum provides members of the business community the opportunity to hear from local, state, and federal elected officials and thank them for supporting a positive business climate. …


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Christmas Movie Night

Every Wednesday in December, is Christmas Classics Movie night at Unscripted Durham. They will be showing classic Christmas movies in The Studio, their lobby lounge. If you bring 3 cans of food to …


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Downtown Wayfinding Project Introduction Open House

Residents and visitors interested in how the City of Durham plans to develop a new downtown wayfinding system for pedestrians and motorists should attend an open house to learn more about this …


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Kids Basketball Camp

Calling all Basketball Stars! Durham Memorial Baptist Church is hosting a FREE basketball program for the local community! Kids ages 5-12 are welcome to join in the fun for 6 straight weeks of …


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Learn to Sew: Tote bags

n this 2 hour class, students will learn all the basic steps to sewing by machine, including how to set up their machine, adjust the settings, and sew straight lines. Students will sew a simple l…


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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker ~ Dove of Peace Tour! Presenting world class Russian artists, hand-painted sets, Russian Snow Maidens, …


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Santa Photos

Don't wait in line! Reserve your time with Santa and save on your photo package! Photo pre-purchase is required to book your time, however all guests can enjoy savings by pre-purchasing a photo …


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The Herded Cats

Kick up your mid-week blues.


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The Monti StorySLAM

The Monti StorySLAM is an open storytelling event, where anyone with a story on a certain theme has a chance to tell it.  This is a competitive event, so there will be judges in the …


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Astronomy Series: Geminids Meteor Shower

  • West Point on the Eno Environmental Education Pavilion
  • (919) 560-4405

The Geminid Meteor shower is one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. Join Durham Parks and Recreation in coordination with the Morehead Planetarium at the West Point on the Eno …


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Author Jane Gabin

The author of The Paris Photo will read from her novel.


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Delbert McClinton

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist is at the top of his game with his 19th studio album, Prick Of The Litter (Hot Shot Records/Thirty Tigers). The new offering captures the balance of soulful …


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Family Sircle

This group is known for primarily old school R&B with a lot of awesome choreography and great showmanship. Family Sircle has opened for Pattie LaBelle, the Whispers & Dramatics, George …


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Rabies Vaccination Clinic

  • Durham County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Division
  • (919) 560-0630

The Durham County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Division offers a low cost one year rabies vaccination for cats and dogs 4 months of age and older. Dogs must be on a leash and cats will need to b…


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Wu Killa Bees

  • La Movida NightClub
  • (661) 817-8433

Hosted by MrHardOnDaMic, RedRunt, DI Dezo Dinero, on me 1's and 2's.


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Ann Hampton Callaway: Diva Power

Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, having made her mark as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, TV host and producer. …


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Dance Blues Friday

Inclusive blues dance event.


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Delta Rae

Six-piece band Delta Rae hails from Durham, NC with Liz Hopkins and Brittany Holljes fronting the robust group with sultry harmonies rounded out by Holljes' brothers Eric (vocals, piano) and Ian …


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DJ Slim at The Tavern


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Durham's Black Nativity

Durham's Black Nativity is an annual soulful celebration of the birth of Jesus. The cast features 100 talented singers, dancers and musicians.


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